<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Cars]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/cars http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:23:35 -0700 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:23:35 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Automakers Set for Debuts at LA Auto Show]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:06:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/2014-SLS-AMG-Black-Series.jpg
Porsche's "compact sports car" and electric versions of two small cars are among the nearly 50 vehicles that will debut.

Photo Credit: Wieck]]>
<![CDATA[Tribute Features Cars of Carroll Shelby]]> Wed, 30 May 2012 17:33:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/carroll-shelby-cobra-hat.jpg
The cars he left behind will be part of a tribute to Carroll Shelby at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Photo Credit: Getty]]>
<![CDATA[Not Your Father's Auto Shop Class]]> Wed, 16 May 2012 08:59:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/auto-shop-class-puente.jpg
There are some things that haven't changed in auto shop. It's still loud and it's still dominated by teenage boys standing under cars, working with their hands, but in this class, students also stand in front of...]]>
<![CDATA[Honda MPG Small-Claims Ruling Reversed]]> Wed, 09 May 2012 13:52:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/civic+%281%29.jpg
A small-claims ruling in favor of a California woman who claimed her Honda Civic hybrid did not achieve its promised fuel efficiency was overturned this week.

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<![CDATA[Life Connected: Driving Away Cancer]]> Wed, 09 May 2012 10:59:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cancerthumb.jpg
Drive Away Cancer is an effort by sports car enthusiast John Nikas and his 1953 Austin Healey to inspire and comfort people effected by cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Zipcar Culture]]> Fri, 04 May 2012 05:24:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/zipcar_722x406_2230576307.jpg
In a city like Los Angeles, where car culture once reigned supreme, the car-sharing company Zipcar is trying to change the way people get from Point A to Point B.]]>
<![CDATA[Ailing Austin-Healey on 50-State Lap]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:19:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nikas-healey-grace-1.jpg
There are about 6,500 names written in black Sharpie marker on John Nikas' 1953 Austin-Healey 100 -- 56 of them are people who have died because of cancer.

Photo Credit: Drive Away Cancer]]>
<![CDATA[Ferrari, Lamborghini Among Cars Seized at Port]]> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:07:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/227*120/ferrari-458-seized-carson.jpg
A Ferrari 458 Italia and Lamborghini Aventador were among the high-value cars seized in a customs operation.

Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS]]>
<![CDATA[Thieves Cashing in When You Fill Up]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 05:48:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gas_pump_generic.jpg
High-tech thieves are skimming debit and credit card numbers using a small device planted inside credit card devices on gas pumps. Most victims don’t even know they’ve been robbed until they open their bills.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/OJO Images]]>
<![CDATA[Meals on Wheels Drivers Keep Rolling]]> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 14:50:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mealswheelslongbeachchen_722x406_2206559665.jpg
Meals on Wheels driver Dan Sharp says gas prices have made it tough, but it's a price that seems worth paying if he can help others. Ted Chen reports from Long Beach.]]>
<![CDATA[Volt Sales Down, but Other Car Sales Up]]> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:09:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/volt-plug-auto-show.jpg
Chevy has temporarily stopped making the electric Volt due to poor sales, but other fuel-efficient cars are selling well.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Irwindale Speedway Cancels Season]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:53:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IRWINDALE_722x406_2196934627.jpg
Considered one of the best minor league short tracks in the world of NASCAR racing, setbacks have put the future of the speedway in jeopardy.]]>
<![CDATA[California Might Consider Hybrid Settlement]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:12:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/peters-heather-honda.jpg
The settlement prompted one hybrid owner to pursue her case against Honda in small claims court.]]>
<![CDATA[Mysterious Heat Damages Cars]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 07:02:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/Window+Beam.JPG
Double pane windows are known for being energy efficient, but experts say they can reflect light and damage cars parked near them.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Police Driving Instructor Turns to Teens]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:47:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/driving-academy-hemsworth.jpg
LA's Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy, the automaker's first in the United States, coaches new drivers and their parents to think differently about operating a car.]]>
<![CDATA[Inside LA's New Merecedes-Benz Driving Academy]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:25:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mbda-exterior-blurb.jpg
A look inside the new Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy near 3rd Street and Sweetzer Street in Los Angeles.]]>
<![CDATA[Q&A: Advice for Young Drivers, Parents]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:14:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/182*120/72558701-freewaylights.jpg
A CHP officer who works with young drivers talks about some of the issues facing teens behind the wheel.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Arrests in Theft of Travolta's Benz, Other Classics]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:50:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/john_travolta_041211_722x406.jpg
Authorities announced the arrests of two men Wednesday accused in a vehicle-theft ring behind the theft of actor John Travolta's vintage Mercedes-Benz.]]>
<![CDATA[Honda MPG Dispute Back in Small Claims Court]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:54:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/peters-heather-honda-mpg.jpg
Instead of joining a class-action lawsuit, a Honda Civic hybrid owner turned to small claims court.]]>
<![CDATA[Carmakers Show Off Their Goods at CES]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:36:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/161*120/audiconceptcar.jpg
The annual Consumer Electronics Show is known for gadgets but this year's convention in the desert has a heavy presence from car-makers.]]>
<![CDATA[Gas Prices Start 2012 on the Rise]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 14:36:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/8455439_gaspricesadlerjan92_722x406_2184953354.jpg
Fuel prices continue to climb in Los Angeles and Orange counties.]]>
<![CDATA[2011 a Banner Year for US Auto Industry]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:28:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CARSALES_722x406_2183607511.jpg
Strong December sales capped a banner year for car sales.]]>
<![CDATA[Saab Nears Sad End for Loyal Owners]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:11:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Save_Saab_Caravan+106.jpg
Members of the LA SAAB Club are among the loyalists who have watched the automaker's demise with sadness.

Photo Credit: Drew Price]]>
<![CDATA[NTSB Recommends Cellphone Ban While Driving ]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:55:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/8212977_N11PpkgCARCELLPHONE_722x406_2176516177.jpg
The National Traffic Safety Board is recommending a complete ban on personal electronic devices while driving.]]>
<![CDATA[Museum Co-Founder Margie Petersen Dies]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:53:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/petersen-margie-robert-museum.jpg
Petersen provided many gifts for the famous auto museum, but also made contributions to charitable organizations.]]>
<![CDATA[Closer Look: Bentley]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:32:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/bentley-laautoshow-21.jpg
Bentley's larger-than-life luxury cars are on display in all their stunning glory at the LA Auto Show.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Lloyd]]>
<![CDATA[Parkour-Inspired Car Wins Design Challenge]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:32:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smart-parkour-laautoshow.jpg
This year's Design Challenge asked for more than creative approaches to personal mobility.]]>
<![CDATA[Closer Look: BMW's New i3, i8 Models]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:32:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/188*120/bmw-i8-closelook-2.jpg
BMW's delves into new powertrains with two models unveiled at the LA Auto Show.]]>
<![CDATA[American Muscle Cars at the LA Auto Show]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:34:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/laautoshow-musclecars27.jpg
Chevy, Dodge and Ford flex their muscles.]]>
<![CDATA[Natural Gas Civic Wins Green Car Award]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:00:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/honda-civic-cng-laautoshow.jpg
The car was up against four others for Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show.]]>
<![CDATA[2011 LA Auto Show: Gadgets Galore]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 06:56:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/7950966_N11PPKGLAAUTOSHOW_722x406_2168238851.jpg
The Los Angeles Auto Show opens on Friday, but an early look reveals lots of technology, much of it aimed toward women]]>
<![CDATA[Sons Reunite Dad With Cherished 1965 Chevy Impala]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:34:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/impala-younger-1.jpg
A Redondo Beach man got his 1965 Chevy Imapala SS back after 20 years and seven owners.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Lloyd]]>
<![CDATA[Chevy Downsizes With a Little Spark]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:58:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chevy-spark-laautosho.jpg
The incredible shrinking Chevy's are at the LA Auto Show.]]>
<![CDATA[Unveiling the New Chevy Spark at the LA Auto Show]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:54:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/7940819_jamesklemack_722x406_2167993148.jpg
The incredible shrinking Chevys have arrived at the LA Auto Show.]]>
<![CDATA[Q&A: Hooniverse.com Auto Blogger Jeff Glucker]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:56:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/camaro-resized-laautoshow.jpg
Jeff Glucker, of the Southern California-based auto blog Hooniverse.com, gives us his take on the cars he's excited to see in 2012, which cars might one day be considered classics and the future of...]]>
<![CDATA["Alternative" Cars Merge With the Mainstream]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 07:12:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nissan-leaf-plugin-2.jpg
They have been called "alternative fuel" vehicles. But have the alternatives become part of the automotive mainstream?]]>
<![CDATA[Zipcar Expands in Southern California]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:28:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/zipcar.jpg
Angelenos who can't afford to buy a car will soon have a new alternative to get around.]]>
<![CDATA[LA Auto Show: North American Debuts]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:54:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/LA-2012_SLS_AMG_Roadster_e_02.jpg
Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Ford all have some exciting cars that will make their North American debuts at the LA Auto Show.

Photo Credit: Wieck]]>
<![CDATA[Built on Imagination: Concept Cars at the LA Auto Show]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 07:04:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/11_concept_Ciel_018.jpg
Concept cars at the LA Auto Show include offerings from Cadillac, BMW, Kia, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover.

Photo Credit: Wieck]]>
<![CDATA[Opening Ford's New Liftgate is a Kick]]> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:37:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/ford-escape-liftgates.jpg
A liftgate won't be the most exciting thing at this month's LA Auto Show. But when it comes to lift-gates, this one is worth a mention.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[LA Auto Show Design Challenge: Hollywood's Next Movie Car]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 05:57:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/subaru-la-auto-show-design.jpg
The scripts still need some fine-tuning, but take a look at the rides that will be part of the LA Auto Show Design Challenge.]]>
<![CDATA[Germ Encounters: LA's Filthiest Surfaces]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:12:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gas_pump1.jpg
A team of hygienists test surfaces for bacteria and viruses, and find
them on lots of objects we touch everyday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[LA Auto Show: Green Car of the Year Finalists]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:58:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/autoshow-cng-fuel-green-car.jpg
A look at the different technologies that go into the five finalists for Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show, Nov. 18-27.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>